[ubuntu-uk] Network Manager

Cornelius Mostert corneliusmostert at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 3 14:08:31 BST 2010

 > The network manager from 9.04 onwards drives me up the wall! I'm now
> using Lucid and I needed to install a wireless access point, the network

Not sure if I'm missing something but I am able to set a static IP on my
laptop running 10.4 and have done so to setup and connect to various network
I use:
System / Preferences / Network config...
I then set the the IPV4 method to manual and set the needed address, netmask
and gateway...
Make sure it is set system wide
Then I make sure that any OTHER network interfaces are disconnected from the
applet in the top right hand side, Sometimes I ALSO disconnect the just set
Manual nic and reconnect the manual nic just to make sure all settings took
effect and that is it.

MUST state that I use a cable connected directly between my NIC and router
when I want to set it up as WiFi management is sometimes disabled on the

I have followed the same process when I had to setup a SME server with
2NICs: One connected to an "external" router and the other to an "internal"
router with my management laptop also connected to the "internal" router.

1 thing that did catch me out in the past is that the management laptop must
start on the same subnet as the to be configured network device, THEN change
the network device & reboot, then change the management laptop to be on the
same subnet again.
BUT this is only a problem is you are on lets say 192.168.XXX.XXX and the
network device is on 10.10.XXX.XXX

Cornelius Mostert
Senior IT Specialist
United Kingdom: 075 2233 4818
International: 0044 75 2233 4818
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